Arp 196

Arp 196 is in the class Material Ejected from Nuclei.  It is the comet-like object and tiny companion at the center of the field.  The Atlas note is "Nucleus out of plane of ring!  Attachment to companion".  The ring is not visible in my image but the ejected material is much more visible than in the Atlas image.  This field is another containing two Arps, as Arp 60 is the tiny galaxy and even tinier companion about 2 minutes southeast of Arp 196.  The most interesting aspect of this image is the huge number of background galaxies, especially the large, dense galaxy cluster filling the entire southwest quadrant.  One of these galaxies has a 2MASX designation but the cluster seems to be completely anonymous.

Atlas Image


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 65 minutes
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